October 31, 2014
Researchers and clinicians at the BC Cancer Agency are closer than ever to personalized cancer care as the Personalized Onco-Genomics (POG) project has launched the second phase of its study, which involves sequencing the DNA of individual patients to guide treatment.
October 30, 2014
Groundbreaking work by a B.C.-led research team has resulted in a new HPV vaccine schedule for girls.
October 29, 2014
With the recent award of more than half a million dollars in funding grants, the BC Cancer Agency and BC Children’s Hospital will be better able to support survivors of cancer, including those who had the disease as children.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
October 28, 2014
Halloween is just around the corner and the experts at BC Children’s Hospital are offering some tips to keep the parties and trick-or-treating safe.
October 27, 2014
The BC Cancer Agency is reminding women between the ages of 50-74 to get a mammogram every two years to screen for breast cancer. Despite the benefits of regular breast cancer screening, only 50 per cent of eligible women in BC are getting mammograms.
October 20, 2014
The BC Centre for Disease Control is reminding people to consume only pasteurized apple-based drinks this fall season.
Unpasteurized juice and cider commonly available at pumpkin patch events and farmers markets can become infected with harmful bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella. The vast majority of juice sold in BC is safe, but only pasteurization (heat treatment) can ensure that apple juice and cider are free of harmful pathogens.
October 3, 2014
Hand cleaning rates among BC health care staff have exceeded the province’s target of 80 per cent for the first time.
September 30, 2014
Thanks to research and new treatments for breast cancer, more women are surviving, and thriving, than ever before. But it’s also important for women to know that they can take steps to reduce their risk of getting this type of cancer.
BC Mental Health
September 29, 2014
With all BC students now back in class, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is sharing tips on what to watch for and how to help when it comes to anxiety and stress.
August 29, 2014
BC’s pilot Take Home Naloxone (THN) program has reversed 125 opioid drug overdoses over the past two years, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.